Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/6/13
The Diamondbacks are looking to get young pitching from the Orioles in a trade for outfielder Jason Kubel, but Baltimore has been reluctant to do that to this point, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Arizona has a surplus of outfielders and some believe that they would prefer to trade Kubel instead of the more desirable than Justin Upton. The 30 year old Kubel batted .253/.327/.506 with a career-high 30 home runs in 141 games with Arizona last year, and is set to earn $7.5 million in 2013 with a mutual option for the same amount in 2014. While the Mets could certainly use his power, the problem is that he’s a lefthanded batter and the Mets already have outfielders Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Mike Baxter swinging from that side of the plate. The D’Backs are looking for young pitching they can continue developing, so maybe a Domingo Tapia or Rafael Montero can entice them. We may even be able to swap back Duda along with one of them them. It would give the team the only prov...
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